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DC Comics TBU Solicitations for July


The DC solicitations for the month of July 2013 have been released, and below you'll find the solicitations for all the main Bat-Books, as well as other DC books that feature characters from The Batman Universe.

 

Main Bat-Books

 

 

BATMAN #22
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Backup story art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
1:25 Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN
1:100 B&W cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale JULY 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
RATED T • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The second chapter of “Zero Year” delves into Bruce Wayne’s past with the Red Hood Gang and his run-ins with aspiring District Attorney Harvey Dent! And in the backup story, a secret moment from Bruce’s training abroad is revealed for the first time!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

BATMAN ANNUAL #2
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by JOCK
On sale JULY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
A special ZERO YEAR tie-in! Bruce Wayne’s first year as the Dark Knight has just barely begun…and already dangerous elements are coalescing, leading Bruce toward his final destiny.

 

 

BATMAN YEAR ZERO: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by GREG CAPULLO
Backup story art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale JULY 31 • 64 pg, FC, $5.99 US • RATED T
Reprinting the first chapter of this new story arc that begins in BATMAN #21 from the stunning pencil art of Greg Capullo and Rafael Albuquerque, with the full, action-packed scripts by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV!

 

 

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #13
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
1:25 Variant cover by GRANT MORRISON
1:100 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale JULY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
FINAL ISSUE • Combo pack edition: $3.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Batman saves the world and loses everything.
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

BATMAN AND CATWOMAN #22
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by PATRICK GLEASON, MICK GRAY and J. CALAFIORE
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale JULY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Bruce Wayne continues to grind through his grief over the death of Damian—but is Catwoman here to help Batman or take advantage of his vulnerable state?

 

 

DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #2
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Art by SCOT EATON and JAIME MENDOZA
Cover by ANDY CLARKE
On sale JULY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
It’s a terrible, dangerous time to be a cop in Gotham City. At a time when police are being targeted for assassination, Gotham’s Finest also face a threat from within, as a shape-changing identity thief has infiltrated the GCPD and threatens to destroy it from within. Will he unravel the mystery behind this secretive killer before he loses any more of the few allies he has left on the force?

 

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #22
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
Backup story art by ANDY CLARKE
1:25 B&W Variant cover by JASON FABOK
On sale JULY 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Meet The Wrath! In Gotham City, he’s the anti-Batman, and the body count is about to shoot through the roof! And in the backup story, Man-Bat makes a startling discovery!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #22
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art and cover by ALEX MALEEV
1:25 B&W Variant cover by ALEX MALEEV
On sale JULY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Picking up from recent issues of BATMAN, the origin of Clayface is revealed—and a new mystery is introduced!

 

 

BATGIRL #22
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale JULY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Following the recent massive trauma she’s suffered, Barbara Gordon tries to move on with her life—without Batgirl!

 

 

BATWOMAN #22
Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN
Art by TREVOR McCARTHY
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
1:25 B&W Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale JULY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Batwoman discovers that the D.E.O. are bringing in Gotham City’s most dangerous villains for questioning. Their real target? Batman! Plus, Hawkfire continues to plan a strike against the D.E.O.

 

 

CATWOMAN #22
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
On sale JULY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
What lies beneath the streets of Gotham City? Catwoman is determined to find out, but Dr. Phosphorus stands in her way!

 

 

BATWING #22
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale JULY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Batwing returns to Gotham City, unaware that his actions in Africa have set in motion a dangerous plan of retaliation that will not only target him personally but also Wayne Enterprises! Plus: An attempt to reconcile with his father is interrupted by the arrival of the mercenary swarm of the Marabunta! Will Batwing be able to protect his family without revealing his secret identity?

 

 

NIGHTWING #22
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale JULY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Nightwing takes on Ghostwalker, and the Prankster finds a surprising ally!

 

Other Bat-Books

 

 

BATMAN ‘66 #1
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by JONATHAN CASE
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
1:25 Variant cover by JONATHAN CASE
On sale JULY 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
DIGITAL FIRST
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Put on your go-go boots and get ready to “Batusi” back to the Swingin’ 60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form for the first time! These all-new stories portray The Caped Crusader, The Boy Wonder and their fiendish rogues gallery just the way viewers remember them. In this first adventure, The Riddler’s out to steal some valuable artwork from under the noses of Gotham’s police. But Batman gets help from an unlikely source: a certain femme fatale dressed in feline finery!

 

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #16
Written by KAREN TRAVISS • Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI
Cover by CHRISTOPHER MITTEN
On sale JULY 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Best-selling author Karen Traviss takes the series in a new direction. Set before the start of the Arkham City videogame, “Welcome to the Slough of Despond” explores the political chaos that led to the construction of the new prison gulag and introduces a deadly villain known only as “The Bookbinder.”

 

 

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #18
Written by ADAM BEECHEN and SCOTT PETERSON
Art by ADAM ARCHER and ANNIE WU • Cover by ANNIE WU
On sale JULY 17 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
The shocking finale of the “Undercloud” storyline is here! Plus, when an all-new Batgirl pops up in Neo-Gotham, it’s up to former Commissioner Barbara Gordon to decide if she’s friend or foe!

 

 

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #10
Written by DAVID TISCHMAN
Art and cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
On sale JULY 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
While on the trail of a serial killer targeting Gotham’s citizens, Batman finds the common thread among the victims. Each person has a unique skill, or knowledge the killer needs to move forward with his obsession. But will Bruce Wayne’s attempt to get his name on the list lead to disaster?

 

 

BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #4
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS and DUSTIN NGUYEN
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
“We Can Be Heroes” Blank variant cover available
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
On sale JULY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
As Gotham City celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, all its banks are left with no gold under the rainbow. Provided with help, Batman and his crew round up the usual green goons…but no good deed goes unpunished. And in the second story, Batman and Robin can’t be late for this very important Easter date, as Mad Hatter terrorizes Gotham with egg-splosive fury.

 

TBU Character Appearances

 

 

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #2
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by JAE LEE
1:25 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:100 B&W Variant by JAE LEE
On sale JULY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Batman and Superman travel to Earth 2, where they find familiar heroes who are trying to kill them!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #22
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:00 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale JULY 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
TRINITY WAR, the action-mystery event of the summer, begins with a full-length epic adventure! The death of a hero ignites a violent war among the Justice Leagues! It’s League vs. League vs. League as an impending darkness approaches the DC Universe. But the truth behind it all will lead to an evil that threatens every hero on the planet. And what does the Secret Society of Super-Villains have to with this? Everything.
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:00 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale JULY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
TRINITY WAR CHAPTER 2! The War of the Justice Leagues continues as one hero is arrested and another goes rogue. Who is responsible for the evil that has infected the League? And who is the true killer? Only the Question knows the answer…
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #22
Written by JEFF LEMIRE and RAY FAWKES
Art by MIKEL JANIN
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:00 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale JULY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
TRINITY WAR CHAPTER 3! A member of the Justice League defects to Justice League Dark. But what does Constantine know about this murder that he isn’t telling? And what dark secret does one of our Leaguers hold that could turn the tide of this Justice League War?

 

 

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #22
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by JULIUS GOPEZ
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale JULY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As the fate of Jason Todd remains unclear, Starfire faces off against Essence to try and tip the scales—but in which direction?

 

 

BIRDS OF PREY #22
Written by CHRISTY MARX
Art by ROMANO MOLENAAR and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by RICKEN
On sale JULY 17• 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Betrayed by one of their own and homeless, the last thing the Birds need is another shock. But what is Condor’s link to BASILISK?

 

 

TEEN TITANS #22

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
1:25 B&W Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale JULY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Trigon triumphs over the Teen Titans as he begins to turn Manhattan into a staging ground for a demonic takeover of the planet.

 

 

SUICIDE SQUAD #22
Written by ALES KOT
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by JASON PEARSON
On sale JULY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
An anarchist group has a monstrous plan to rewire the brains of the American public, starting in Las Vegas! So it's up to Amanda Waller's team to shut them down—but a surprise new squad member with a grudge against Deadshot threatens to wreck everything!

 

 

TALON #10
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
On sale JULY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Can Calvin escape Santa Prisca, the most dangerous island on the planet? Or will he fall at the hands of its ruler, Bane?

 

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #7
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK, MIKE S. MILLER and KEVIN MAGUIRE
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
On sale JULY 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
The tragic death of one of their own has further divided the heroes. Friendships fracture as paths are chosen. The citizens of Earth, too, are divided in their feelings on the heroes’ new, proactive roles, and Billy Batson wants to hear what they have to say. Meanwhile, a signal from Metropolis proves that someone—or something—has survived.

 

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